Multimedia Law and Business Handbook / Edition 1

Multimedia Law and Business Handbook / Edition 1

by J. Dianne Brinson, Mark F. Radcliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0963917323

ISBN-13: 9780963917324

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Ladera Press

The comprehensive practical guide to the legal issues in developing, publishing, and protecting your multimedia products. Attorneys Dianne Brinson and Mark Radcliffe and their co-authors will help you understand multimedia business issues (such as budgeting a multimedia project and writing for multimedia). They will help you avoid the legal problems that arise in…  See more details below

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The comprehensive practical guide to the legal issues in developing, publishing, and protecting your multimedia products. Attorneys Dianne Brinson and Mark Radcliffe and their co-authors will help you understand multimedia business issues (such as budgeting a multimedia project and writing for multimedia). They will help you avoid the legal problems that arise in multimedia development and distribution. This book is a comprehensive guide to how the law is applied to multimedia. It includes numerous examples and checklists to help you understand how these laws are applied to actual situations. This book is an essential reference for independent developers, corporate trainers, video producers, educators, advertisers, publishers and attorneys in this new and complex field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963917324
Publisher:
Ladera Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Use This Book
1The U.S. Legal System3
2Copyright Law11
3Patent, Trademark, and Trade Secret Law19
4Ownership of Copyrights29
5Contracts Law39
6Development Agreements51
7Employees63
8Contractors and Consultants71
9Creating a Multimedia Title for a Publisher81
10Writing for Multimedia93
11Using Preexisting Works107
12Clearing Rights and Obtaining Licenses121
13Licensing Content: Industry by Industry141
14Using Music159
15The Laws of Publicity, Privacy, and Libel177
16Union Issues185
17Choosing a Name for Your Product197
18Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights209
19Sales Law221
20Distribution Agreements233
21Publishers' Concerns253
22The Business of Multimedia263
23On-line Issues273
24Educational and Distance Learning Issues299
App. AThe Copyright Act of 1976, Selected Provisions325
App. BForm Contracts341
App. CRights Clearance Agencies, Search Firms, and Licensing Agents435
App. DStock Houses and Other Content Sources439
App. EMultimedia Organizations443
App. FUnions, Guilds, and Trade Associations445
App. GCopyright Forms447
Glossary455
Index461

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